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Statement of changes and the impact in late 2019

The UKVI had announced the statement of changes and the following is a summary of the changes: The EU Settlement...

Variety of UK family visa

UK visas: UK visa refers to the authorizing credentials by which people have the rights to enter the UK, remain...

UK Sponsorship License Application and Sponsor License Advisors

You may require hiring an employee from outside the EEA (European Economic Area) and Switzerland to work for you in...

Partners, divorce and dissolution

Partners, divorce and dissolution is a key element to almost all dependant based immigration applications. All marriages which take place in...

Brexit and the impact on migration

Brexit is one of the most pressing issues for the people of the UK. The journey started on the 23rd...

Reasons for UK spouse visa refusal

UK spouse visa gets refused for a number of facts. For instance, there might be a loophole, flaw, insufficiency or...

Why you should choose ICS Legal as your UK immigration solicitor

Before we represent the contribution of ICS Legal regarding UK immigration advice let’s, discuss the preliminary responsibilities and accountabilities of...

Tier 5 visa for temporary workers |Tier 5 visa category

Tier 5 visas are issued to those applicants who are wishing to work in the UK in a number of...

Application process for Indefinite Leave to Remain and British Citizenship and advantages of having British Citizenship

Indefinite Leave to Remain is provided to those who have not held the rights of abode in the UK. This...

New reforms planned by the UK Government on visa categories

It is quite interesting to view the UK Government's opinion in terms of the impact migration has to the UK,...

Statement of changes and the impact in late 2019

The UKVI had announced the statement of changes and the following is a summary of the changes: The EU Settlement Scheme is contained in Appendix EU to the Immigration Rules, and it provides the basis for various groups to apply for UK immigration status, which they will require in order to remain here permanently after the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union. In particular, the scheme provides the basis for resident EEA and Swiss citizens and their family members, and the family members of certain UK nationals, to apply for UK immigration status. Some of the existing Immigration Rules relating to the return of certain asylum applicants to safe third countries are drafted with specific reference to the Dublin Regulation and to EU membership. These Rules concern asylum applicants in the UK who have previously travelled through, claimed asylum or have been granted asylum in EU countries. In the event of a no-deal EU exit, these Dublin Regulation provisions will no longer apply to the UK. The Rules change addresses this but ensures continuity of approach, by widening the scope of other third country Rules to deal with these cases. The Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) category is now closed to most initial applications but remains...

Variety of UK family visa

UK visas: UK visa refers to the authorizing credentials by which people have the rights to enter the UK, remain temporarily or permanently there. If you are issued a visa it means you have fulfilled all the requirements that had been given to you and you are eligible to enter the UK as well. However, people want to have the UK visas for different sorts of reasons including work and business purposes, study purpose, transit through the UK to another country and so on. Required documents for UK visas A fulfilled application form Recently taken Photos Valid passport Detailed journey route Payments documents of the UK visa application fees Biometric information is needed if visa is applied for more than six months longer period. Fingerprints and photographs must be submitted to the application centre. Types of UK visa There are six different types of visa including work visas, business visas, study visas, visitor visas, family visa, settlement visas and Transit visa. UK family visas UK family visas allow certain family members to live permanently to the UK who have relatives holding another type of UK visa. There are different types of family visas including spouse visa, unmarried partners, grandchildren, parents...

UK Sponsorship License Application and Sponsor License Advisors

You may require hiring an employee from outside the EEA (European Economic Area) and Switzerland to work for you in the UK. To bring skilled migrant workers at first you must apply to the UK home office for sponsor license. Eligibility of applying Sponsor License Certain conditions require to be maintained before applying for a sponsor license. For instance, Your organization must be legally operated in the UK. You are honest and reliable not committing any crime against the law. You need to aware of and capable of carrying all the sponsorship duties and responsibilities. You require offering authentic work meeting the Tier 2 skill level. Moreover, before applying for UK sponsor License you should select the type of visa you want for your employee and right after all the documents ready you are allowed to apply through online and pay the fee. You need to submit required documents to meet the necessary levels and these must be supplied within five days after you submit the application. However, it is not guaranteed that hired employees will have the opportunity to stay there in the UK permanently. How UK immigration advisors help in easing your visa process The process of applying...

Partners, divorce and dissolution

Partners, divorce and dissolution is a key element to almost all dependant based immigration applications. All marriages which take place in the UK must, to be recognised as valid, be monogamous and must be carried out in accordance with the requirements of then Marriage Act 1949 (as amended), the Marriage Act (Scotland) 1977 or the Marriage Order (Northern Ireland) 2003. The Civil Partnership Act 2004 law permits two people of the same sex to register their marriage. It must be noted that the case of R (on the application of Steinfeld and Keidan) (Appellants) v Secretary of State for the International Development (in substitution for the Home Secretary and the Education Secretary) (Respondent), the Supreme Court found that restricting civil partnerships to same sex couple amounted to inequality, discrimination and a breach of the right to a family life, in line with Article 8 ECHR. It is important to note that in the UK, a certificate can only be issued by the following people: Superintendent Registrar. Registrar. Clergy (of Church of England or Church in Wales). Authorised person of a Registered Building. The General Register Office. Secretary of Marriage for a Synagogue. Registering Officer for the Society of Friends. No other marriages are seen...

Brexit and the impact on migration

Brexit is one of the most pressing issues for the people of the UK. The journey started on the 23rd of June 2016, when the UK voted to leave the UK. This was the second time people voted on the membership of the EU within the last 41 years. So lets start on the current issues. The UK Government has indicated it could support harmonised rules for the agriculture and food sector to prevent the need for any sanitary and other health checks on the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic. This is the widely used term of "backstop". The Lib Dems, meanwhile, are seeking to put distance between themselves and Labour by saying that if they win power at the next election they will have an "unequivocal" mandate to cancel Brexit entirely or possibly negotiate a better deal. What the deal they will negotiate, they have not clarified in their manifesto. Law coming into force to prevent a no Brexit deal We understand that the House of Lords with the Queen approving the law, that if the UK Government does not negotiate the deal to leave the EU i.e. have an agreement in place in particular the backstop, then...

Reasons for UK spouse visa refusal

UK spouse visa gets refused for a number of facts. For instance, there might be a loophole, flaw, insufficiency or factual error while submitting an application. These cause visa refusal that is decided by the UK home office. However, there might be other reasons which are as follows: Incorrect online application form: Submitting inexact application form may lead to UK visa refusal. For instance, many websites provide a variety of application to fill up. Applicants should do double check if it is accurate for their specific condition of the visa before submitting the application. Otherwise, it might increase the chance of UK visa refusal. Incomplete Information: Whenever you complete the information do not forget to check it multiple times. The authority who will either accept or deny your UK spouse visa application will scrutinize your submitted application and you must do it as well. However, it is suggested to inspect your application again and again even you have reviewed already. It will not hurt you rather it will save your precious time. Financial inaccuracy: This is the most common issues of visa refusal. The sponsoring partner must show to the UK home office that he is capable of maintaining the...

Why you should choose ICS Legal as your UK immigration solicitor

Before we represent the contribution of ICS Legal regarding UK immigration advice let’s, discuss the preliminary responsibilities and accountabilities of the immigration lawyers. Immigration lawyers cover all the areas pertaining to immigration matters. Immigration consultants usually interpret and provide legal advice on migration, citizenship, business immigration issues, political asylum and the successful resolution of visa and immigration issues. When you require getting the permission of staying in the UK or for extending your visa period while residing UK, you must submit the application to the UK home office.  If you lodge an incomplete application it can make your visa process slow and it might take you into visa refusal. In these circumstances, you may receive advice from our UK Immigration consultant.  They ensure you so that all the necessary documents are submitting successfully. However, professional and ethical advice will make your visa process quick and easy. ICS Legal is recognized one of the top UK immigration law firms with over 15 years of combined experience and knowledge in immigration service. Our awarded solicitors help you in ensuring the best services. Its highly recommended team is made up of best immigration solicitors which have ranked as top UK immigration lawyers. At...

Tier 5 visa for temporary workers |Tier 5 visa category

Tier 5 visas are issued to those applicants who are wishing to work in the UK in a number of different circumstances for instance charity workers, entertainers, diplomatic staff and sportspeople. Most of them need a job offer from an authorized Tier 5 sponsors in the UK. Tier 5 visa categories Tier 5 temporary Visa –Charity Work: Applicants can submit their applications for this visa category who have an unpaid or voluntary job offer and a certificate of sponsorship from a UK charity. The job must be related to the sponsor charity’s work. Tier 5 temporary visa- Creative and sporting: This visa category is issued to them who are highly skilled with a job offer in the UK as a creative work such as a musician or an actor. An employer must have a certificate of sponsorship with a valid Tier 5 sponsorship license. Tier 5 temporary visa-Government authorized exchange: Applicants who are permitted to come in the UK with government authorised exchange scheme are eligible to apply for this visa category. Workers are allowed to do the training, academic research or fellowship there. Tier 5 temporary visas- International Agreement: This category is issued to those who have a job...

Application process for Indefinite Leave to Remain and British Citizenship and advantages of having British Citizenship

Indefinite Leave to Remain is provided to those who have not held the rights of abode in the UK. This article will discuss the rules and regulation needed to follow before applying for Indefinite Leave to Remain. Let’s consider first about qualification. To be eligible an individual must be presented for a certain time in the UK for a specific reason on a temporary visa. However, you are not automatically for ILR. You must submit an application form to UKVI to consider. In addition you also require submitting proof of your abilities. With the presence in the UK for the required qualify period, an individual is not allowed to stay away of the UK for 180 days in any 12 months. Moreover, you must show evidence of your English skill including speaking and listening qualification. Then it is time for an application form. To complete form you must consider in which visa category you are applying for. There are two forms of visa categories. One is if you apply for indefinite leave to remain while you have a partner who is settled in the UK and another one is when you under Tiers 1 and 2 of the points-based system...

New reforms planned by the UK Government on visa categories

It is quite interesting to view the UK Government's opinion in terms of the impact migration has to the UK, and the benefits it brings about. The Entrepreneurs Network published a very detailed report on the major contribution foreign-born entrepreneurs are making to the UK economy. The reports provides important factual data, that demonstrates that migration plays an important role towards our economy. For example, 49% of the UK's fastest-growing startup companies have at least one immigrant co-founder. According to the report, since the Post-Study Work Visa route was withdrawn the UK's global market share of international students has fallen from 12% in 2010 to 8% in 2016. That does not surprise me at all, as the entire immigration programs have been drastically changed or removed, impacting the very essence of how important migration is to the UK. A perception that the Government has created whereby everyone is either coming to take our jobs or being reliant on the State, which is not true. This moves us to the new "digital transformation" that the UK Home Office have moved their immigration systems to. I welcome the news that the new partner for the UK Home Office, Sopra Steria have ended their relationship with an immigration firm. What...